Accidents in North American Mountaineering

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The American Alpine Club just announced the release of their new publication, Accidents in North American Mountaineering, 2008.

As the year in the title might imply, this is an annual handbook that offers detailed reports of climbing and mountaineering accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada during the prior year.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. From inadequate protection, clothing, or equipment to inexperience, poor judgment, or simple ignorance, the errors recorded in this book are invaluable safety lessons for all climbers.

The American Alpine Club’s annual series is considered to be the best resource for finding out what really hurts, cripples and kills people involved in mountaineering. You'll read real case studies of how to avoid problematic issues when in the wilderness or in mountainous terrain.

Each accident, delivered in simple language, carries with it the ominous tone of, "Don't let this happen to you."

If you would like more information or would like to purchase Accidents in North American Mountaineering, please click here.

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